American singer, songwriter and rapper August Alsina has recently discussed his controversial relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith.
During the promotional run for his new album “The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy,” the 27-year-old told Angela Yee that he and Jada were romantically involved. He said he only decided to open up about it in an attempt to clear his name.
Alsina said, “People can have whatever ideas that they like. But what I’m not OK with is my character being in question.”
“Contrary to what some people may believe, I’m not a troublemaker. I don’t like drama. Drama actually makes me nauseous. I also don’t think that it’s ever important for people to know what I do, who I sleep with, who I date, right? But in this instance, there are so many people who are side-eyeing me,” he continued.
“I’ve lost money, friendships, relationships behind it. And I think it’s because people don’t necessarily know the truth. But I’ve never done anything wrong. I love those people (the Smiths) … They are beautiful people.”
Alsina said his relationship with Jada was not a secret affair, suggesting Jada and her husband, Will Smith, had an open marriage.
The Song Cry singer said, “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation … He gave me his blessing. And I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her (Jada). I devoted myself to it. I gave my full self to it. So much so that I can die right now, and be OK knowing that I fully gave myself to somebody … Some people never get that in this lifetime.”
Alsina also spoke about his health complications due to a liver disease stemming from a rare autoimmune disease.
He and Yee also went on to discuss his relationship with his father and a heartbreaking moment on Alsina’s life when he lost his sister, Chandra, to cancer in 2018.
He recalled, “I remember standing over my sister, weeping, wailing. I can remember my cousin kept pulling me off of her, saying ‘She’s gone. You gotta let her go.’ Little did (my cousin) know, I wasn’t only weeping about my sister, I was mourning myself.” “I was grieving myself as I knew it, because I died in that moment. Who I was, everything that I thought that I was, everything that I thought I knew about myself, it died. I couldn’t be that human being any longer. I saw my sister die and she never got to live her full life,” he added.